July 17 marks World Day for International Justice. Genocide, crimes against humanity, war, and other aggressions, are some threatening issues discussed on the day to ensure peace and well-being of the world. Here’s a mix of books that look at both social and legal justice.
World Day for International Justice books
- 📚 On Fire: The Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein. A compelling argument for urgent action on climate change through a transformative economic and political plan.
- 📚 Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats by Maya Goodfellow. Explores the political and social forces that have contributed to the scapegoating and mistreatment of immigrants.
- 📚 Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent by Priyamvada Gopal. Examines the resistance movements against British colonialism and the role of dissent in shaping history.
- 📚 This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook by Extinction Rebellion. A practical guide to joining the global movement for climate justice and environmental activism.
- 📚 Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India by Shashi Tharoor. Explores the destructive legacy of British colonial rule in India and its lasting impact. Check out the Jaipur Literature Festival 2023 with Shashi Tharoor.
- 📚 Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire by editors Roseanne Chantiluke, Brian Kwoba, and Athinangamso Nkopo. Chronicles the movement to remove symbols of colonialism, specifically the Rhodes statue, and challenge systemic racism.
- 📚 A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things by Raj Patel. Reveals the hidden costs and consequences of cheap food, labor, energy, and other commodities in global history.
- 📚 Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth. Proposes a new economic model that promotes sustainability, social justice, and well-being within planetary boundaries.
- 📚 When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors. Shares the personal story of Patrisse Cullors and her role in the Black Lives Matter movement.
- 📚 The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and Its Solutions by Jason Hickel. Examines the root causes of global inequality and suggests strategies for addressing this pervasive issue.
- 📚 The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill. Explores the importance of the rule of law in a democratic society and its impact on justice and governance.
- 📚 Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Chronicles the experiences of a lawyer fighting for justice in a flawed criminal justice system.
- 📚 Security and Crime: Converging Perspectives on a Complex World by Alison Wakefield. Explores the complex relationship between security and crime through interdisciplinary perspectives.